Senior Design Engineer

Lightship RV

Lightship RV

51-200 employees

Designs and produces electric, aerodynamic RV trailers

Consumer Goods


Broomfield, CO, USA

Required Skills
  • BS in Mechanical, Electrical or Systems Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of mechanical engineering design experience
  • Experience creating sub-system and system level wiring diagrams with hardware engineers
  • Experience in full product development cycle: requirements definition, concept design, development, test, manufacturing
  • Experience creating wire harness drawings
  • Experience working with suppliers to create EOL wire harness quality tests
  • Experience creating DFMEAs and DVP&Rs for wire harnesses
  • Product design responsibility for all low voltage vehicle wire harnesses including low voltage signal wiring, AC and 12vDC appliance power, and other vehicle sensor, component, and controller wiring
  • Work with systems engineering along with other members of the power systems, vehicle engineering, and controls teams to build out a full wiring diagram of the vehicle
  • Select all off the shelf components (connectors, terminals, wire, loom, shields, etc) with a focus on cost, quality, and supply chain robustness
  • Work with CAD design resources to create all wire harness models and drawings for sourcing
  • Work with power systems and vehicle teams to package all wire harness components on the interior and exterior of the RV cabin
  • Create DFMEA for critical components and assemblies
  • Work with engineering teams and techs to create component level and sub-system level tests where necessary
  • Help to create DVP&R to ensure all engineering requirements are met
  • Collaborate with the integration and test teams to carry out design validation plan and ensure proper performance of the wire harnesses
  • Conduct detailed mechanical analysis of subsystems and components as needed to ensure we meet all functional, durability and longevity requirements
  • Develop detailed mechanical specifications based on ambiguous product requirements. Support definition of validation plans and root cause analysis for test failures
  • Understand interdependencies between vehicle, power system, and controls at all stages of development
  • Technical mentorship and guidance to growing team of mechanical engineers

Lightship, a hardware startup founded by Tesla veterans, is making a significant impact in the $26B recreational vehicle industry by developing an aerodynamic, battery-powered trailer, addressing the environmental concerns and range anxiety associated with traditional gas RVs. With a strong foothold in San Francisco and Boulder, the company is expanding its operations with a new production facility in Colorado, indicating robust growth and commitment to scaling production. Lightship's focus on technical advancement, coupled with its industry leadership in electric RVing, positions it as a desirable workplace for those passionate about sustainable travel solutions.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding



San Francisco, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth